Wednesday, September 28, 2011

i'm moving!!!

And you know what that means... lots of packing, rearranging and unpacking again.

I'm moving my blog to the address below...

Stop by for a visit?! I think you're going to like what you see!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My view...

I fully recognize that I'm the most fortunate girl in America. THIS is the view from my seat in the craft room...

A few moments before this picture was taken the rain and hail had ceased, the wind had blown the storm passed my house and a beautiful rainbow appeared in the east.

I stopped for a few moments to gawk at the hail on the ground, to watch the fluffy clouds slowly blow by and then I got back to manipulating paper into cards.

A good time was had by all...

Friday, January 21, 2011

CLASS: Recycled Wreath, handmade decor project

Special announcement on an upcoming class...

Friday - February 4, 2011

Please join me to make this beautiful piece of art for your home, or office... or as a gift. (After you make it you're not going to want to give it away, though!) Look at this beauty...


When: Friday - February 4, 2011 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Rancho Bernardo Radisson, Montedura conference room
Address: 11520 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, CA 92127
Class cost: $20, includes all supplies/instruction to make project
What to bring: a thimble, if you have one

RSVP by Tuesday, February 1
Call me at 619-889-6268 or email

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Decking the halls...

The holidays are all about making hand-crafted decorations (and cookies, and gifts, and... and... and...)

So I started with a simple banner. It reads "Merry & Bright"...

These are individually cut triangles, strung up with a very thin silver string (through holes at each top corner of the triangle).

The "fringe" or "pleat" across the top is a 1/2" x 12" strip of thin scrapbook paper. I ran adhesive across the back of the strip and then roughly folded / glued it to the top of each triangle.

I ran the edge of the scrapbook paper along the edge of a stamp pad to give it some color and depth. And then used a friends letter cutting tool cut out the letters! The letters are then capped off with some silver glitter/glue to make it resemble a frosting of snow (sorta).

Are YOU making any decorations, gifts, etc this holiday season?

And yes, I think I'll be hanging some twinkle lights with this banner... but that will have to wait for the weekend...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Thankful" pennant banner... just in time for Thanksgiving!

Using a few pieces of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper I cut some triangles... and then decorated them.

I sure enjoyed hanging out in the craft room this afternoon...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Altered Envelope Scrapbook...for Christmas or anything else

Using Stampin' Up!'s Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper and the Holly & Jolly Rub-Ons we can turn medium sized envelopes into sleeves for scrapped pictures. Glueing them together creates an accordion-like book that holds all sorts of memories.

Take a gander...

It's easy to embellish each layer and page with stamped images, rub-ons or other embellishments. Stampin' Up! creates all sorts of ideas that will work with this project simply perfectly!

The backbone of this scrapbook is two 6" x 12" strips... so cut one 12" x 12" page in half, yes... THAT easy! They are overlapped slightly in the middle panel.

Have fun! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

let the holiday packages begin...

In this package went the following items: sugar cookies, toffee, sweet and salty crunch.

One uber-lucky individual is going to receive this package in the next day or two... who will it be?! who will it be?!

As you can see I have repurposed a cute little tin ... and decorated it for a fun pre-Thanksgiving gift.

I had so much fun putting this together and sending it off! I can't wait to hear from the very special person who receives this in the mail...